In London, students will explore both the past and the future of public health, including the early history of public health, as well as the organization, financing, challenges and future direction of the NHS. Classroom teaching will take place at Winston House at 3 Bedford Square in Bloomsbury, Central London. Participants will spend much of their time out in the field in a variety of activities, including:
- Participate in walking tours led by guides with public health backgrounds who will incorporate their specialized, field-relevant knowledge into the tours. Tours will include discussion about sanitation and early epidemics in Victorian London, as well as a visit to the John Snow pub and the Broad Street pump, site of the infamous cholera outbreak.
- Visit London-area historical sites, museums, and other cultural sites directly related to health and health systems.
- Meet with local health experts, including faculty from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London.
- Take part in a fun public health scavenger hunt in the heart of London.
This study abroad experience is a 3 credit hour spring course entitled, UK: Health Systems Around the World. All participants will be required to enroll in one of the following courses if accepted into the program: